Antipoverty Group Works With Community Colleges to Graduate More Students

Gaston De Cardenas for The Chronicle

Mercy Arenas, a project coordinator for the antipoverty group Single Stop USA, meets with a student at the North Campus of Miami Dade College to discuss benefits for which she may be eligible.
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Mercy Arenas sits with a student in her cramped office on the North Campus of Miami Dade College.

The student, Rose Zephir, 23, a soft-spoken Haitian immigrant, has come for help. Sensing her shyness, Ms. Arenas gently peppers her with questions. "Do...

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